Network Security Research and Development Lead -Remote



Are you an experienced software engineer who is interested in advancing your career while working for a firm that is a technology leader in its industry? If so, Employer has an opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Network Security Research and Development Lead. Take the first step toward joining a winning team by applying today!

  • Maintain a team of software developers to provide the HPCMP with software and systems development and research in support of network and system security.
  • Investigate HPCMP/DREN program requirements, perform studies, analyze system/equipment performance and submit recommendations for development, upgrades, modifications, or alterations of hardware and/or software to improve system operation and enhance security posture.
  • Participate in design reviews and other technical reviews and discussions regarding HPCMP systems, equipment and programs as directed.
  • Ability to support the authentication mechanisms of RSA SecurID, DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) /Common Access Card (CAC), and HPCMP PKI/ Smartcards/ Token/LDAP/ YubiKey/OpenID. Development of the infrastructure to support HPCMP PKI and the associated processes involved in deployment to HPC systems
  • Develop technical documentation to support certification and approval of updated software in DoD enclaves.
  • Maintain and provide modifications to the HPC Security Comprehensive Security Assessment (CSA) tools
  • Provide quality assurance testing of security developed software applications in both local and wide-area enclaves.
  • Conduct R&D and provide technical consultation and services on special security R&D projects identified by DoD customer
  • Provide security infrastructure engineering and technical resources in support of the DREN cybersecurity engineering and analysis efforts.
  • Cyber Defense Capabilities: lead the design, deployment, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise cyber defense capabilities, such as the following:
  • Enterprise network defense capabilities. Define and employ documented procedures for sustainable, continued operations of enterprise CND capabilities.
  • Cybersecurity Systems Engineering Infrastructure Services: Support the establishment of infrastructure services supporting cybersecurity environments such as directory services in support of authentication, networking monitoring services, domain name services, virtual hosting infrastructure, etc. that supports the functionality of an environment support cybersecurity research, development, and operations.
  • Develop interface specifications for use within the enclave environments. Ensure enclave systems and network designs support the incorporation of DoD-directed vulnerability solutions, e.g. IAVA requirements.
  • Lead and participate in weekly teleconference team meetings and prepare minutes of meetings.

Qualifications :

  • Management and leadership skills to lead the team in the overall design, engineering, integration, operation and maintenance of a defense-in-depth strategy for all cybersecurity infrastructure employed on the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN).
  • Minimum of 7-9 years relevant work experience to include 5+ years of cybersecurity experience with IT systems leading teams: security stacks including network firewalls, intrusion detection systems; enterprise software tools (Tripwire, Splunk).
  • Working understanding of authentication methods and protocols, i.e. PKI, CAC, Yubikey, Kerberos, LDAP, SIPR tokens.
  • Working understanding of Networking (DREN, SDREN) and the devices employed.
  • Working understanding of cyber security service provider (CSSP) operations and their tools. (ACAS, RADIX,)
  • Working understanding of site Security Assessment requirements and methods.
  • Experience with software testing/assessment and Software Assurance (SwA).
  • Current 8570 baseline IA certification: Security+ minimum, CISSP preferred.
  • Current 8570 Computing Environment cert (e.g. MAC OS, Linux+, etc.).
  • Experience working with DoD STIGs.
  • Ability to produce briefings and reports for senior level audience.
  • Must possess an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top-Secret clearance.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • 15+ years of experience in software development technologies and methodologies.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required due to government or federal requirement.
  • U.S. citizens ONLY due to government or federal requirement.
  • Applicants selected for employment may be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other technical discipline required or equivalent experience.

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